Admissions

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    Application Deadline

    Application Deadline: PhD in Social Welfare

    Applications for the PhD in Social Welfare program are being accepted through December 15th. Letters of recommendation, test scores, and all other supplemental materials are due January 15th. ... Read More

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    Application Deadline

    Reduced Application Fee for Master's Programs

    Through December 31st, the Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Social Policy, and Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership programs have a reduced application fee. ... Read More

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    Admissions

    Attend an SP2 Information Session

    The Admissions Team offers online information sessions throughout the winter so that prospective Master’s and DSW students can learn more about our degree programs. View upcoming session dates. ... Read More

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice! SP2 offers five degree programs, whose admissions processes are handled by the SP2 Admissions Team. Information about SP2, application requirements, tuition and fees, and opportunities for funding your education are available throughout this section.

About SP2

About SP2

About SP2

Learn general information about SP2 as well as find opportunities to speak with a member of the admissions team on-campus or online.

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Apply

Apply

Apply

Find information regarding submitting an application to one of SP2's degree programs.

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Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Find information for accepted students, including an accepted student checklist and registration information for accepted student open houses.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Review tuition & fees information for each of the degree programs.

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Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

Learn about funding opportunities, such as scholarships, loans, and financial aid information.

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Contact Information

Contact Information

Contact Information

View contact information for admissions, degree programs, and financial aid.

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SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Penn’s First Executive Program in Social Innovation Design

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Dennis Culhane pictured on 60 Minutes

Faculty & Research

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Student Life

Fulbright Scholar Builds Data Skills for Social Change in MSSP+DA Program

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2019 SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Alumni Stories

SP2 Celebrates 2019 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Established in 2018, the annual SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding social work, social policy, and nonprofit leaders who...

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